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! 09 ~-L3 ~Uz L, ~2- '4 LO Z09 r ~ Oh {2). i }-- k.o~- ~") LO ay 1940: California's first freeway opened. 1972: President Nixon halted the heavy bombing on North Vietnam. Public invited to free Dec. 31 event St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach will be providing entertainment for all ages on New Year's Eve. The church is one of 75 commu-, nities in the state that will hold a New Year's Eve event to provide alternative activities for all commu- nity members. The church, in col- laboration with the North Dakota Department of Human Services, is sponsoring the event. The event will feature a dance, activities and food and will be held Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Beach American Legion Hall, upstairs. Walt Losinski is the sched- uled D.J. Holidays represent an increase in traffic safety risk due to potential factors such as alcohol and other drug-impaired driving and data has Ringing for a good cause Gabby Egan and'Jenna Helsper collect for the Salvation Army in Beach lection is an effort of the student council of the fifth and sixth stays within the community, said Karen Maus, school counselor. shown that holidays bring increases in emergencyroomvisitsbecause Population grows near of .substance abuse-related issues. Of those surveyed, 92 percent of N0i'th' Dhkoti~ commflni'ty members believe it is possible to reduce alco- hol and drug problems through pre- yention, according to a prepared statement about the event. North ,Dakota ranks No. 1 in binge i: dfinking for ages 12 and older. However, less than one- fourth~0f community members in the state ~erceive alcohol use in their community as a serious prob- lem, according to a 2008 statewide survey. - Girls basketball, Beach vs. Beulah, at Beach, A, B and C squads, 4 p.m Jan. 4. Boys basketball, Beach vs. Hettinger, at Hettinger, A and B squ~ids, 5:30 p.m Jan. 4. Heart River boys basketball vs. Mott/Regent, at Mott, A, B and C squads, 4:15 p.m Jan. 4. Girls basketball, Beach vs. Hettinger, at Beach, A, B and C squads, 4 p.m Jan. 6. Heart River girls basketball vs. Richardton/Taylor, at Richardton, A and B squads, 5:30 p.m Jan. 6. Boys basketball, Beach vs. Watford City, at Watford City, A, B and C squads, 1 pan Jan. 8. High school wrestling tour- nament at Hettinger, 1:30 p.m Jan. 7; and 9 a.m. on Jan. 8. Senior Citizens Activity Club of Belfield, Jan. 5, 1 p.m dominoes. Senior Citizens Activity Club of Belfield, Jan. 16, 12:30 pan potluck. Southwest Water Authority board of directors meeting, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, beginning at 9 a.m at the Elks Lodge, Dickinson. The board meets monthly to discuss the operations, maintenance and progress of the Southwest Pipeline Project. recently. The col- grades. Money they collect (Photo by Richard Volesky) I By Richard Volesky had its. ups and downs since 1930, the North Dakota Legislature, state Editor/Reporter but the total has never been as close lawmakers are to set in motion the North Dakota's population is to what it is now, said Backman. process of deciding if state legisla- now at its second highest level since The new figures reflect a population tive districts are to be redrawn. The 1930. count as of April 1 of this year. new county and city figures will be The U.S. Census Bureau on Dec. The release of the current figures used in that process. 21released the figures from its 2010 relate to a required timeline for con- The North Dakota Census population count, gressional districts to be reappor- Committee includes representa- The results show North Dakota's tioned within states, said Backman. tives from the State Data Center population grew by 30,391 people, Figures for counties and citiesat NDSU, the North Dakota for an official state total of 672,591. within North Dakota aren't expect- Office of Management and The last highest total was fromed to be available until February or Budget, the Commerce 1930's census, when the figure was March, said Backman. The CensusDepartment, Job Service North 680,845, said Rod Backman, chair- Bureau will meanwhile be review- Dakota, and the Office of the Tax man of the North Dakota Censusing the more detailed figures for Commissioner. The North Committee. accuracy. North Dakota's population hasDuring the upcoming session of Population (Continued on Page 8) Accelerated Reader party held Golva students Grant Maychrzak and Lucas Nistler work on a science experiment involving conduction during a recent Accelerated Reader party at the school. (Courtesy Photo) II By Richard Volesky water rate higher than what "the Editor/Reporter SWA charges them through a water The new year may bring an contract. The additional city increase in water rates for munici-" charges are intended to cover the pal and contract customers of the cost of operating tke water system Southwest Water Authority (SWA). within city limits, or for future pipe The SWA's board approved the replacement, depending upon how 2011 rates during its November the local rate is set up. Individual meeting, and through a subsequent cities may forego a rate increase, if memo, the SWA informed cities in it's determined their Current rate is its 12-county service area of the adequate. preliminary change. Medora City Auditor Carrie Law The rates related to operations s.aid the Medora council has decid- and maintenance, replacement and ed to increase its rate by 5 cents per extraordinary maintenance, and for 1,000 gallons, with the change to be a reserve fund are to remain the effective as of Jan. 1. same, but the rate for water treat- The Beach City Council has ment is to increase, according to opted to wait until the State Water the SWA memo. The contract water Commission takes any action rate is to increase from $3.17 per before the council discusses the 1,000 gallons to $3.23 per 1,000 matter. gallons. The city councils for Sentinel The State Water Commission, Butte and Belfield are to discuss which oversees water pipeline con- possible rate changes during their struction, has until Feb. 15 to notify January meetings. A phone call the SWA of any disagreement with seeking comment from a city of the SWA's budget. Golva representative wasn't Area cities typically have a returned. pl It's By Jane Cook Reporter With all the books that have been written about Theodore Roosevelt, you might think that there'd be nothing new to write about the 26th president of the United States. But a new book has come out that may actually hold a few more tidbits about him. In the book, Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America's 26th President, author Andrew Vietze chronicles the western adventures of the Maine guide, Bill Sewall, and his friend Theodore Roosevelt. The book explores the friendship between the two men, and follows Roosevelt into the woods of Maine, down to New York, and finally out west to the Badlands of Dakota Territory. "This book deals more with the personal side of Theodore Roosevelt and his life as a teenager than it does with his better-known life as an adventurer and politi- cian," said Sue Smith, administra- tive assistant at Down East Books, the company selling the book. When Roosevelt was 19, his father died, and one of his closest friends was taken out of school by the boy's parents, leaving the young Roosevelt with two losses early in his young adult life. Theodore innings While it's been said that Roosevelt didn't like being called "Teddy," the book includes a refer-' ence that some family members and close friends would call him "Teedie." Vietze is a writer from Appleton, Maine, and the author of five books. He's the former editor of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, and now serves as the magazine's editor at large. Vietze spends half of each year working as a seasonal ranger at Maine's Baxter State Park, and like Roosevelt's guide, Bill Sewall, is also a registered Maine guide. The North Dakota Department plow-vehicle crashes. of Transportation reported that five Snowplows have large blind Snowplows were struck by spots at the back, both sides, and at motorists on Dec. 20. mirror and door post positions, Travelers need to watch for which make it very difficult for the snowplows on roadways through- snowplow driver to see the out North Dakota, and are urged to motorist, so motorists should drive with caution and be aware of "never crowd the plow," the road conditions before traveling by NDDOT says. dialing "511" to listen to the most Snowplows are about the same up-to-date road information, the width as the average driving lane, NDDOT advises, and they also create ~now fog. There ,~ave already been 14 Snow fog makes it virtually impos- crashes this winter involving sible to see around snowplows. motorists and snowplows, accord- ing to the NDDOT. An average Crashes winter season sees 10 to 15 snow- (Continued on Page 8) V ~~ f'~- ~,EL. Before you go shopping for your next new or used car or truck, come in and visit with us about an auto loan. We ll explain all your financing , options. We offer competitive rates, payments to fit your budget, and fast, / friendly "'Hometown" service. We will be closing at 2 p.m. on New Year's Eve. v~ ~ E,~ ~, /